aluminum door frames are 100% recyclable!
While some manufactures claim to have a full aluminum frame,
a quick check of their products will reveal that their
frames actually include bits of plastic for adapters and
steel backing plates. Western Integrated keeps the promise
of offering a frame that can go directly to the recycler.
Western Integrated products are made from
aluminum billets that is composed of at least 75% recycled
aluminum, with the remaining being prime aluminum. At the
end of their life cycle, they are fully recoverable and
fully recyclable, making it LEED compliant as well. It
contains, at the minimum: 50% Pre-Consumer Material & 25%
The value of aluminum as a recyclable
alone keeps it diverted from the waste stream. Recycling
aluminum takes only 1/20th of the energy required to produce
it, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And like few other
materials in the recycling chain, aluminum can be recycled
over and over again.
Western Integrated Materials recycles
100% of all aluminum scrap material being used in our Long
Beach, California facility. We are committed to using and
recycling as much materials as possible in all aspects of
our manufacturing needs, from the kraft paper and corrugated
boxes we use for packaging, right down to the wooden pallets
we use to ship our frames with.
Formal Letter .pdf
US Green Building Council